• February 5, 2010

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    February 2010 Issue of CCI Now!

    The February 2010 issue of Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI) is now available for your online access. Highlights from this issue include a new report on gender disparities in heart disease (see below) as well as findings that ECGs administered in the field significantly reduce D2B times.

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    WIN Issues New Report/Survey Findings on Gender Disparities

    SCAI's Women In Innovations (WIN) recently released a new report and survey findings that illustrate why cardiovascular disease is under-recognized and under-treated in women despite the near split in prevalence of heart disease between men and women.

    The report, “Gender-based Issues in Interventional Cardiology: A Consensus Statement from the Women in Innovations (WIN) Initiative,” was published this week in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EuroIntervention, and Revista Española de Cardiología, and will also be published in Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics.

    It highlights significant disparities in women’s treatment and outcomes and examines possible reasons including:

    • The fact that women account for only 20 to 25 percent of patients enrolled in most CVD clinical trials.
    • A lack of recognition of heart problems resulting in delayed treatment

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    Access the Report

    Visit the SCAI WIN Website

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    January/February Issue of SCAI News & Highlights Now Online

    An in-depth preview of SCAI's behind-the-scenes efforts to reshape proposed PCI readmission measures, information on the Founders' and Mullins Lectures at SCAI 2010, a recap of 2009 SCAI Fall Fellows Courses, advice for early career interventionalists on finding that first job, and more are featured in the January/February issue of SCAI's official newsletter, SCAI News & Highlights.


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    GIS 2010: SCAI Announces Updated List of Sponsor Societies

    Being introduced in Istanbul TURKEY, October 2010, SCAI's Global Interventional Summit in collaboration with the Turkish Society of Cardiology is where the World of Interventional Cardiology Meets.

    The program's goal? Advancing the specialty of interventional cardiology and improving patient care worldwide through the global sharing of ideas and new perspectives. Two dozen national and regional interventional societies listed below from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America have already committed to cosponsoring this event:


    PanArab Congenital Heart Disease Association (PACHDA)
    Society of Latin American Interventional Cardiologist (SOLACI)


    Brazil SBHCI
    Chinese Society of Cardiology
    Cyprus Working Group on Interventional Cardiology
    Czech Republic Working Group of Interventional Cardiology of the Czech Society of Cardiology
    The Egyptian Working Group of Interventional Cardiology
    Georgia Working Group on Interventional Cardiology
    Hellenic Working Group of Interventional Cardiology
    Indonesian Heart Association
    Irish Working Group on Interventional Cardiology
    Jordanian Cardiac Society
    Working Group of Interventional Cardiology of Latvian Society of Cardiology
    Malaysian Paediatric Cardiac Society
    National Heart Association of Malaysia
    Working Group on Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society
    Working Group of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
    Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Arabia Cardiology Interventional Group
    Slovenia Working Group for Interventional and Acute Cardiology
    South Africa
    South African Society of Cardiovascular Intervention (SASCI)
    The Swedish Working Group on Interventional Cardiology
    Working Group on Invasive Cardiology
    United Arab Emirates Gulf Cardiac Society

    Additional Meeting Information

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    ICI & IFI Bigger, Faster and Easier-to-Use Than Ever Before

    It's an SCAI WEBolution. SCAI will be unveiling several revamped and upgraded web products for the interventional and invasive cardiology community in coming months.

    The first to be rolled out earlier this year? SCAI's newly enhanced eLearning sites - Interventional Fellows Institute (IFI) and Interventional Cardiology Institute (ICI).

    Designed for training and practicing interventionalists respectively, these two online curricula are now faster, easier-to-navigate, and still FREE thanks to an educational grant by the Cordis Cardiac & Vascular Institute.

    While there are additional new features such as a search function to quickly locate the topics and expanded navigation tools for each unit, both sites continue to provide a curriculum designed through the leadership of program director Manish Parikh, M.D., FSCAI with a team of the foremost experts in the field. This expertise is bolstered by interactive activities, narrated case studies, practice questions with instant feedback, and high quality visuals and animations.


    IFI - www.interventionalfellowsinstitute.com

    ICI - www.interventionalcardiologistsinstitute.com

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    SCAI Looking for "Members on the Move"

    Have a new title, affiliation or practice? Let your colleagues know where you're headed or what new projects you’ve delved into. The best part? It’s easy to do – just send your news to egrammer@scai.org.

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